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Renesas links up with Alibaba in China's 'internet of things'

Japanese chipmaker makes microcontrollers work with leading Chinese operating system

Renesas' chips will support Alibaba's internet of things operating system.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics said on Tuesday it will collaborate with Chinese tech company Alibaba Group Holding to help manufacturers build machines that can network with each other through the "internet of things."

Under the partnership, Renesas will supply microcontrollers that are compatible with the internet of things operating system developed by Alibaba Cloud, the Chinese group's cloud computing division.

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